Kai Perrignon

Garbage boy, movie goblin, trash programmer, filmmaker.

Favorite films

  • The Iron Rose
  • A Couch in New York
  • Last House on Dead End Street
  • Love Letters

Recent activity

  • The Wayward Cloud


  • Rebels of the Neon God


  • Office Lady Rape: Devouring the Giant Tits


  • Bumpkin Soup


Recent reviews

  • Rebels of the Neon God

    Rebels of the Neon God


    Tsai Ming-liang made amazing cigarette movies right from the start it turns out, even if this one’s rhythms are a little off. Needs more Lee Kang-sheng.

  • The Wayward Cloud

    The Wayward Cloud


    One of Tsai’s cheeriest movies, I thought for a long time before the dream shattered and the packed cinema went mostly quiet save a few excruciating uncomfortable coughed out laughs. That the previous 100 or so minutes keep returning to the limits and fragility of fantasy, filmic and otherwise, did not prepare me for the collapse of pleasure into terror because so strongly I wanted to live forever in the quiet lived-in intimacy of the smoking cigarette in between toes. It can’t last. I thought of Roger Watkins’ Decadence and shivered.

Popular reviews

  • Churchill



    This movie ends with a title card informing the audience who won World War 2.

  • The Nightingale

    The Nightingale

    Felt like my eyes were trying rattle out of my skull, like the worst, most performatively woke twitter feed was pulling me into the abyss with its fingers in my nostrils. 

    Suggests that a single woman's assault and loss (and of course - as fellow lboxd user Lucinda pointed out to me after the film - goes out of its way to suggest her lost agency is perhaps more tied into her proto nuclear family than her rape) is equivalent…